DECIDUOUS. Native to eastern North America. It is a somewhat sprawling, suckering shrub that typically grows to 5m x 2m. Tiny lemon-scented white flowers appear in large flat-topped clusters in late Spring / early Summer. Flowers give way to clusters of black elderberry fruits in late Summer. Fruits of species plants are sometimes used to make jams, jellies, pie filings and elderberry wine. Fruits are attractive to wildlife.